Kiva Lending Team: Fight Fistulas
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This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCN7HnE-hjk.
The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K7BLR6MQ0E
"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnBVb1e2m0
Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1498836905487.2071607.1071085140&type=1&l=37cf97fe75
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
USA: www.hamlinfistulausa.org; www.fistulafoundation.org
Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients: www.iGive.com/fight-fistulas.
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Teresa De Jesús received a loan from Meredith to buy seeds and fertilizer to grow beans. In addition, she will pay the rent for the plot.$450 to goLend Now
Asia received a loan from 1 team members to buy makeup and cosmetics for her home-based trading business.
Menwah received a loan from 1 team members to buy goods and clothes for her business.
Samira received a loan from 1 team members to buy some clothes and accessories and sell them from home.
Santa Isabel Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy eggs, butter, meat, sweets, seasonings, vegetables, etc.
Mujeres Luchadoras Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy a variety of footwear to sell.
Jorge Ernesto received a loan from 1 team members to purchase pigs, feed, and to invest some money in his crops.
Jose Ignacio received a loan from 1 team members to purchase pails, dishes, dyes, cases, and other plastic items, as well as some candies.
Pastor Higinio received a loan from 1 team members to buy a dairy cow, balanced feed, and other agricultural supplies.
Flor De Mi Tierra Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy more chickens and pigs.
Bihomida received a loan from 1 team members to expand goods turnover, find more clients and increase sales.
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